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Readers’ best travel discoveries of 2017

Calm waters … lake near the Buerbreen glacier, Norway. Photograph: Getty Images Winnig tip: Buerbreen glacier, Norway Looking for a walk to complete the day before tackling the mammoth Trolltunga hike in April, we decided on the trail to Buerbreen glacier. The starting point was a 20-minute drive from our base in Odda. The walk was brilliant: three hours of streams, rickety-looking bridges, ropes and scrambling brought us to the glacier. With the added beauty of having the trail to ourselves, this was a wonderful hike seemingly bypassed by those aiming…

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For love or for god: Why Indians travel

Indians’ favourite travel destinations vary according to what they are seeking: religion or romance. Up to 97% of Indian respondents in a recent survey said they’d travel within the country for their spiritual needs. Yet four in 10 were most likely to choose foreign destinations for their honeymoons. The survey was conducted by online travel agent MakeMyTrip between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 and covered 3,000 respondents, all of whom had travelled within the previous six months. Overseas destinations closer to home are especially a hit among Indian newly-weds. Four…

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Well-Traveled Young Canadians More Confident And Resourceful: Survey

Canadian millennials who prioritize travel in their lives are more resourceful, confident and creative than their sedentary counterparts who’ve never ventured beyond Canada’s borders. That’s according to the results of a new survey called “The Power of Travel,” carried out by travel tour company Contiki. For the survey, researchers polled about 3,000 young people aged 18-35 around the world, including 513 Canadians. Respondents were split evenly between those who said they’ve traveled abroad, and those who have never left their country. While the results predictably promote the value of travel, they…

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The Best Black Friday Travel Deals of 2017

America’s busiest shopping weekend isn’t just about buying new TVs and Christmas gifts. Multiple studies show that spending money on experiences rather than things makes people happier—so this Black Friday, give yourself a gift by planning your next trip. Much like all other Black Friday deals, the savings vary quite a bit. We pored over hundreds (literally, hundreds) of deals and “deals” to find these worthwhile promotions. Chain, Chain, Chain Hotel chains big and small always put on a show—some more substantial than others—of slashing prices. Outrigger, known for its island rentals…

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2018 through your eyes: The spectacular winning images from the Telegraph Travel Calendar Competition

We recently asked you to send in your most breathtaking travel ​images to feature in our 2018 wall calendar – and you did not disappoint. Faced with the unenviable task of selecting a final 12 images from over ​a thousand stellar submissions, our judges – Claire Irvin, Head of Travel Editorial, wildlife photographer Luke Massey, and Jeremy Jauncey, the social media influencer behind Beautiful Destinations – curated a round-the-world tour that starts in the icy Pacific waters of British Columbia and ends on more familiar (but no less frosty) turf at Scotland’s Loch…

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The cheapest days to book your Christmas and Thanksgiving airfare

Believe it or not, it’s already time to book your holiday travel. The truth is, flights around the winter holidays can cost 75% more than non-holiday flights, so finding a cheap ticket will be hard. That said, Hopper, a flight prediction site, has released their annual Holiday Travel Index, which shares money-saving strategies for when to book flights. Here’s what you need to know to get the best deal on your holiday travel. Book your Christmas flight first This might sound counterintuitive, but according to Hopper, the best time to book…

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